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Yumi Tamura's Basara Manga Gets Stage Play in January

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Manga ran from 1990-1998, inspired 1998 TV anime

The January 2019 issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Flowers magazine revealed on Wednesday that Yumi Tamura's Basara manga will get a stage play adaptation titled Basara Gaiden ~ KATANA Niji no Hanashi -Ginnan- (Basara Side Story ~ KATANA Rainbow Story -Ginkgo Nut-). The play will run at the Kinokuniya Hall in Tokyo from January 25 to January 28.

Naoyoshi Okumura is directing the play and penning the script. The cast includes Mirei Tanaka, Shunta Fukawa, Kazumi Doi, Keisuke Yamauchi, Mizuki Mizutani, Ryōka Ōshima, Teru Ikuta, Kō Oikawa, Terumi, Shinsuke Satō, Yuu Nakanishi, Akari Kikunaga, Yume Higashibeppu, Ayaka Hashimoto, Makito Majima, Ekō Ujii, Kenta Komatsu, and Kaname Yūmura.

The wraparound jacket band for the third compiled volume of Yumi Tamura's Mystery to Iu Nakare (Do not say mystery) manga hinted at "big news" for Tamura in the Monthly Flowers January 2019 issue. The issue also announced the upcoming Netflix anime of Tamura's 7SEEDS manga.

Tamura's 27-volume Basara manga ran in Bessatsu Shōjo Comic from 1990-1998. Viz Media published the manga in English in 2003-2008. The manga inspired the 13-episode Legend of Basara television anime series in 1998.

Tamura launched the 7SEEDS manga Bessatsu Shōjo Comic magazine, before eventually moving it to Monthly Flowers. The series ended in the magazine in May 2017. The original manga's 35th and final volume shipped in August 2017, and a limited edition included a drama CD. Tamura launched the 7SEEDS Gaiden spinoff manga in August 2017 and ended it in October 2017. Shogakukan released a compiled book volume in January.

Viz Media also published Tamura's two-volume Chicago manga in 2002-2003, and her one-volume Wild Com manga in 2004.

Tamura's Tomoe ga Yuku! manga inspired an OVA series in 1991-1992.

Sources: Monthly Flowers January issue, Basara stage play's website


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